This week saw a Ministerial Statement on the Interim Report issued by the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, a review of liquor legislation announced, and results on the cannabis public survey released.
The Pounds Act, and the Legal Professions Act were both debated in committee this week. There was also general debate on the supplementary budget.
Marking one year since election victory
On November 7, our Liberal caucus marked one year since our 2016 election victory with highlights from each MLA. Read highlights from your Liberal MLA by visiting their MLA page.
Review of liquor legislation announced
The Government of Yukon is launching a review of the Liquor Act and Regulations. The goal is to adopt best practices for modern-day realities, address known issues concerning the administration of the legislation and meet current and future needs while appropriately balancing social responsibility and local economic opportunities.
Ministerial statement on the Interim report
On Monday, November 6, the Minister responsible for the Women’s Directorate Jeanie Dendys rose in the House and gave a Ministerial Statement on the Interim Report from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
You can find the Interim report here.
Read the full ministerial statement here.
PNWER visit and an exciting announcement
This week two special guests were introduced in the House. Our caucus was happy to meet with PNWER President, Senator Arnie Roblan and PNWER CEO, Matt Morrison. In a ministerial statement, Economic Development Minister Ranj Pillai announced that Whitehorse will host PNWER’s 2018 annual Economic Leadership Forum.
Learn more about the Pacific Northwest Economic Region.
What We Heard report on cannabis released
The Government of Yukon has released the results of its public engagement survey on the legalization of cannabis in the territory. The survey was open to public participation between August 10 and September 30, 2017. Read the Cannabis engagement results.
“Our public engagement on cannabis legalization was very well-received and we are happy to share the results. Thanks to all Yukoners, Yukon First Nation governments, our municipalities, chambers of commerce, businesses and other stakeholders that participated in this process and provided us with such valuable input. We are working diligently on our proposed Yukon approach and I look forward to releasing details in the near future.” –Minister of Justice Tracy-Anne McPhee
“Yukoners support a public health approach when it comes to cannabis legislation – in particular with a focus on protecting youth. As we develop the legislation, we will continue to consider the impacts associated with the normalization of cannabis – particularly as is relates to its effects on youth, pregnant women, and those at risk of psychosis or cardiovascular disease.” –Minister of Health and Social Services Pauline Frost